Episode 9 – Sweaters and Stuff

In this episode, the Prairie Girls talk a lot about sweaters, and a little bit about other stuff. Danie has a sweater she finished in a hot minute, and Susie has one she’s plodding away on.

Listen here.

Contest 

We want you to answer a burning question: If you were to knit socks for a celebrity, who would it be and why? To enter to win a skein of Malabrigo Rios in Archangel and a set of stitch markers handmade by Danie, please join our Ravelry group and post your answer in the contest thread. We’ll leave the thread open through September 29, 2013, and will announce the randomly-selected winner on that week’s podcast.

We also did a surprise drawing for reaching 100 members in our Ravelry group!

Events

The Nebraska Knit and Crochet Guild‘s annual retreat at Mahoney State Park is September 27 – 29. It’s finally close enough that the girls have thought about what they want to bring. Danie is still on the fence about whether or not to bring her wheel, but both girls agree that they want to bring simple, not-too-thought-provoking projects.

Finished Projects 

Danie blinked last week and finished her Owl Sweater. It’s adorable (see above for proof).

Current Projects

Susie finished one of her Dragonfly Toddler Socks and got through the gusset decreases of the second one.  She is also working away on her Holloway Pullover. She had a brief freak out regarding her calculations accounting for her differing gauge and modifications based on her measurements, but confirmed her plan and is forging ahead.

Riding her sweater-finishing high, Danie started two new projects – Lintilla and $5 in Paris.

Wear Report

Susie reported on her pair of Sunshine socks she knit in June of 2009 out of Shibui Knits Sock, a 100% superwash merino sock yarn. She feels that they’ve held up well, all things considered.

Truth. 

Susie does not baby her handknit socks. She secretly hopes that they will develop holes, so she doesn’t have to feel like a sock hoarder since the sock knitting is not stopping anytime soon.

Enhance the Stash

Danie was a responsible and scholarly stasher this past week and picked up The Gentle Art of Plying with Judith MacKenzie.

Susie was not so responsible. Since she was having her Camp Loopy bonus yarn sent to her (a skein of Lorna’s Laces Solemate in Blue Skies Over Colorado), she threw in a skein of The Loopy Ewe Solid Series in Cardinal.

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